To test if poached chicken is cooked, prick thickest part with a skewer. If juices which run out are pink, simmer a little longer, until they run clear.
To refresh asparagus and retain bright green colour after cooking, plunge immediately into a bowl of iced water, then rain well before use.
An easy to make salad with a no cholesterol bonus. Add wholemeal bread rolls for a quick, light meal.
Turn a thrifty meal of leftover potatoes into company fare. Add hame, cheese and broccoli and you've got...